Damen placed second in the maritime & aviation sector in this year’s MT500 rankings of the top 500 companies and institutions in the Netherlands. It also came in twentieth out of 500 in the overall ranking, its best ever result.
The MT500 is an annual report stemming from a survey of business decision makers that asks them to assess and rank companies in the same and related sectors as their own businesses on product leadership, customer focus and excellent execution. This year was the eighteenth time it was conducted, and for the first time ‘reputation as an employer’ was added as a new criterion. The research was carried out by the Centre for Business Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
In the ratings breakdown, Damen achieved five stars for product leadership and employment practices and also came in first place out of the 47 family-owned companies that were featured in the MT500 rankings. In both product leadership and employment practices, Damen came in fifth place.